Public sector purchasing organization YPO has partnered with school supply company CES Holdings.
Under the agreement, YPO school supplies will be distributed in key markets with English-language schools around the world.
CES Holdings, which provides international schools with educational resources, is YPO’s sole distribution partner. The business collaboration will allow more than 1,200 public and private schools around the world to purchase products through YPO’s international website for the first time since the start of 2020.
Simon Hill, Managing Director of YPO, said: “We have a long history of providing schools across the UK with top quality resources and supplies at great value for money, and we are delighted to be able to offer our products to the international market in a scalable way for the first time since the pandemic.
“By working in partnership with CES, we are delighted to develop relationships with schools around the world and expand our operations to continue to generate benefits for the UK public sector. Our partnership with CES gives us a platform to introduce our quality supplies to new audiences and build on our reputation for providing products that help support learning and shape future generations.”
Richard Houlton, Managing Director of CES Holdings, added, “It is a pleasure to add YPO to our list of educational providers and exclusively distribute their products overseas. As one of the UK’s largest educational providers, this partnership will allow us to significantly expand our catalog and enrich our offering for international schools.
“YPO has an excellent reputation for being a helping hand for schools in the UK and this came to the fore when we developed the materials and website for the launch of our partnership. We anticipate strong demand for our English-speaking schools around the world and I look forward to seeing our relationship with YPO grow over the next few years.”
YPO, based in Wakefield, is owned by 13 member local authorities.